US PGA Championship at a glance
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Facts and figures for the US PGA Championship:
Event: 96th US PGA Championship.
Dates: Aug. 7-10.
Site: Valhalla Golf Club.
Length: 7,458 yards.
Field: 156 players (136 tour pros, 20 club pros).
Prize money: $10 million.
Winner’s share: $1.8 million.
Defending champion: Jason Dufner.
Last year: Jason Dufner, who lost a four-shot lead with four holes to play in the 2011 U.S. PGA Championship, atoned for that collapse by closing with a 68 for a two-shot victory over Jim Furyk. Dufner all but clinched it with a wedge into 2 feet for birdie on the 16th hole. Dufner and Furyk each made bogey on the last two holes. Dufner became the sixth player to win a major with a 63, which he shot in the second round.
Last time at Valhalla: Tiger Woods won his third straight major of 2000, making a 6-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to force a playoff with Bob May and beating him in the first three-hole playoff in the U.S. PGA Championship.
Last big event at Valhalla: The Americans won the Ryder Cup, 16 1/2-11 1/2, in 2008. Tiger Woods did not play that year.
Ryder Cup: This is the final qualifying event for Americans to earn nine spots on the Ryder Cup team. Points will count double.
Tracking Tiger: Tiger Woods has not scored better than 70 on the weekend of a major since a 67 in the final round of 2011 Masters.
Key statistic: For the first time in 31 years, the first three majors were won by three players who already were major champions.
Noteworthy: Shaun Micheel is the only player in the last 15 years to make the U.S. PGA Championship his first victory of the season.
Quoteworthy: “If they both are playing their game, there’s not a golf course in the world that doesn’t set up well for them.” — Jack Nicklaus on whether Valhalla sets up well for Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.